This client walks and does basic upper body exercise, plus some Qigong. Besides general lower body and core conditioning, figured I’d teach how to move from seated position in chair onto one knee (with other foot planted flat)and upper body partly supported on chair, to quadruped position,then reverse sequence to get back onto chair. Also will teach how to roll over from supine and press up to quadruped, then step one foot forward similar to above. Any other ideas?? Thanks!
Have you googled “ground to stand” patterns or used that as a search term on youtube? Nick Luciano has a bunch of developmental ground to stand patterns; I saw them via a training through the institute of Motion, but they might be available as free content if you do a search. Nick’s stuff might give you additional ideas, starting from the very simple to the very complex.
The thing that keeps running through my mind is a phrase from Gary Gray. “The exercise is the test, and the test is the exercise.” Training specific muscle groups is helpful and I like your thinking. Do those movement patterns map closely to situations that he will be in in his life? IE, if his greatest fear is getting up from his living room floor, what would have have access to in his living room to help him get up?